This text is published courtesy of Alessandro Tittarelli Shihan, 8th dan Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai. It delivers an important message to anyone interested in studying true Iwama Aikido today. Read about the roots and the future. Enjoy!
In Aiki – M
”Today there are an infinity of Aikido organizations, associations and styles: Each teacher rightly makes and shows what he has learned, which is the result of his experience and his ability to learn and understand.
But what is the origin from which all these styles are born? Where is it that you can find the true key to interpretation, the only point of convergence and the absolute principle that can unite them? There is a very simple way: Study the Aikido of the Founder experimenting the same method of learning and teaching that he used himself exclusively in His Dojo in Iwama.
So, do you really want to practice the Founder’s Aikido, O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba?
I am 60 years old, 45 of whom spent practicing Aikido and touring the whole world. I have met great masters, great characters, all really special people able to always give you something important and original. I can testify, however, that there is only one place in the world where today, in 2018, you can still make this unique, enriching, irreplaceable experience that will be an important foundation in the growth and construction of your own Aikido: This place is located in Iwama (today Kasama-shi) and is the Honbu Dojo of Aikido Dento Iwama Ryu (Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai) where Kai-cho Saito Hitohira teaches, in direct line (this is why we use the term ”Dento”, traditional), from the Founder, with which he began to practice as a child, through his father, Morihiro Saito Shihan and today with the help of two of his five children, Yasuhiro (Waka sensei) and Mitsuyoshi Sensei.
You believe in me,
DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY UNTIL YOU HAVE THE CHANCE.”
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Tradizional Aikido practitioner since 1984
8th Dan Shin Shin Aikido
Senior master of Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai